Category Archives: Capital Outlay

NM Lt. Governor John Sanchez visits Santa Teresa to Announce CRRUA Projects

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On January 15th, New Mexico Lt. Governor John Sanchez visited Santa Teresa to announce his and the Governor’s push to spend 60% of this year’s capital outlay on water projects. The Lt. Governor made his announcement at CRRUA’s arsenic treatment plant in Santa Teresa. If approved the legislation would provide capital outlay to CRRUA for several of its projects.

Video of the Lt. Governor’s remarks is below.

2013 Legislative Recap

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Dear Border Industrial Association Members:

The 2013 New Mexico Legislative Session adjourned this past Saturday. The session was a very good one for our BIA membership, as we successfully achieved $3.8 million extra funds for improvements to the water/wastewater treatment system in Sunland Park/Santa Teresa.

Governor Highlights Important Capital Projects in Santa Teresa

SANTA TERESA – Governor Susana Martinez visited Santa Teresa on November 2 to discuss two important capital projects that will improve vital infrastructure and support economic development efforts in the border region.

The two projects were included in the $86 million capital outlay bill that passed during September’s special legislative session. Governor Martinez visited Monarch Litho, Inc., a commercial printing company with facilities in both Santa Teresa and Juarez, to meet with employees and discuss the capital projects and other efforts to create a friendlier business environment and promote job creation along New Mexico’s southern border. She was joined by Economic Development Department Secretary-designate Jon Barela as well as members of the Border Industrial Association.

NM Gov. Susana Martinez signs Union Pacific tax bill in Santa Teresa

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New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez spoke Tuesday (April 4th) before signing three bills into law. (Victor Calzada / El Paso Times)

With a stroke of a pen, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday started the wheels rolling for a proposed $400 million Union Pacific rail facility in Santa Teresa.

Martinez, appearing in a Santa Teresa warehouse filled with politicians and area business people, signed recently passed state legislation exempting Union Pacific from paying locomotive fuel tax so the railroad company will develop the new facility.

The locomotive fueling station and intermodal freight yard are expected to create 3,000 jobs during four years of construction and bring 600 permanent jobs, Union Pacific officials have said.

Legislative Recap

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HB 24 (Overweight bill):

This bill passed both houses and is sitting on the governor’s desk waiting for her signature.  Because this bill was endorsed by the governor during the session, it is a given that she will sign this.  After signature, this bill will become law on July 1st.